Xbox One Scorpio Won’t Have A Launch Lineup In The Traditional Sense, Phil Spencer Says

‘Scorpio needs to prove itself.’

Posted By | On 02nd, Mar. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio is launching later this year- and given the diminished state of Microsoft’s first party lineup right now, there is the question of just what kinds of games Microsoft will use to try and push the system. Any new system needs content that demonstrates why it is worth a purchase- and traditionally, that content has been games exclusive to it.

With the Scorpio being what it is, however, things will be a bit different. Speaking to IGN’s podcast Unlocked, Xbox boss Phil Spencer discussed how the Scorpio won’t have one showcase title, or even a traditional launch lineup- but how Spencer understands the importance of content in pushing a new console anyway.

‘I think that Scorpio has to prove itself as a powerful console through a large array of content,’ Spencer said. ‘For people who think that there’s some massive AAA game sitting in my back pocket that I haven’t announced yet that I will at E3 and ship it this Fall- it could happen. I am very confident in the quality of the games that we’re launching that I’ve seen. When people see Scorpio, they’re going to see a demonstrable difference between that and the games they are playing now on any console. And I know content has to show that. So I do think it’s a little different than a traditional console launch, where you have to launch, say, five games on day one. I told the team I don’t want to do that, because it’s a part of the family of the same systems, every game on it will be playable on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Scorpio, and frankly on Windows 10 as well. So it’s a little bit different, but I know content has to be the thing that we use to demonstrate the capability of the box.’

What might these games be? Hopefully not just better versions of multiplatform titles, or already announced Xbox One games. Surprise us with something new, Microsoft! Xbox One Scorpio launches this Holiday season.


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  • Mark

    Awww yeuuh! Eh Blacky and Rat, Phil said eat these Scorpio bullets wit sum salt son!

    • kentray1985

      You follow those guys so it means you’re also a fan which makes you no better than them. Im going to be happy to own a Scorpio and play games in native 4k or 60fps or better. You can hate all day but the Scorpio will matter to gamers who can’t wait to play games like red dead redemption 2, Kingdom hearts 3, and Crackdown 3. They will all run better on the Scorpio which is all facts!

    • EverybodyHatesDoug

      LOL. I follow them too. They’re awesome! You gotta problem with that buster?

    • Mark

      Nah I don’t follow them bro, just laugh at their jokes if they’re funny sometimes. I’ve always been Xbox since OG. Scorpio day one as well playa

  • Learned Handgun

    Haha, a AAA title might happen. That to me is a confirmation. He wouldn’t risk getting hopes up. Too much backlash. Maybe just Halo 6, but i’m game.

    • EverybodyHatesDoug

      He’s been stringing you kids along since day one. At least that previous big nosed guy told you where you stood. This guy here is just writing stupid little tweets about this and that. He never keeps his word about anything. You guys are GULLIBLE.

    • Learned Handgun

      You don’t like Xbox?

    • Fweds

      Look at his game Ghost Upvotes he is either “XbotMK1” or “MrXrat” AKA “Revolver ocelot” etc

      Two Sony lapdogs who have been posting negative nonsense on every bit of box news for the last 2-3 years.

    • EverybodyHatesDoug

      Nope. Not since I got the better machine with more p than the 900 I was getting before.

    • Learned Handgun

      Does this better machine have anything interesting going on right now?

    • One With Shadows

      “might” in no way equals “confirmation”. Lol

    • Davey681

      Yeah they got some big stuff, rumor is 2 or 3 brand new IPs plus a remaster or 2 as well. On top of what’s been announced. They been just a tad busy.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      lol.. ok sure

    • XanderZane41

      Sony’s 3rd party support has been doing all the dirty work for Sony. Nioh, Nier, Ni No Kuni, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Yakuza 5, Gravity Rush 2 etc.. are all 3rd party exclusives.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      ok.. and you think these companies just decided to put their games exclusive on the PS4 with no contact with Sony lool..?

      I dont understand how that’s a knock on the PS4.? lool try again…?

  • Mr Xrat

    No games confirmed, is Lying Phil breaking with habit?

    “You might get Forza 7 at the end of the year,” wow, isn’t that generous?

    • Fweds

      You still at it ? Seriously 3 years and your still at it ? Time you moved on.

    • Davey681

      Is that mental case going around hating on Xbox again up voting himself ? Lordy his mommy need to get home into a mental hospital.

  • Tactical Lag-fighting tips

    Must mean the main focus on TV and Kinect 3 I guess

    • Mavericks

      It means that it’s not a new generation, it’ll have no exclusives.

      The games in the pipeline for Xbox One will be shared across all Xbox family.

  • One With Shadows

    Bahahahahaha. If you’re an xboner come the launch of this trash, you really are stupid.

    • Fweds

      You sound insecure just because a new powerful console is coming out and it’s not made by the same manufacturer as your chosen console.

    • One With Shadows

      And you sound like an idiot. Lololol.

    • Davey681

      I think he is one of those mental case PS4 humping fruitcakes.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Lol so triggered

  • Fweds

    Means exact same thing as when PS Pro was launched.

  • Davey681

    Looks like the ps4 humping mental cases are scared below. They think niche single player 3rd person hack n slash games will save the day since Sony still doesn’t have a mutilplayer or coop game worth a damn. Psst…single player hacknslashers have no replay value, they are worthless after beating them in 10 or 20 hours. 2 scorpios on day 1 for me.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      you are the definition of a shill you know that!!!! ahahahah

  • Davey681

    The ps4 “pro” didn’t have a single new exclusive either, imagine that ! It did just get nioh tho that runs as low as 720p on that “pro”.
    Lololo

  • Libtards Piss-Off

    “and frankly on windows 10 as well” lol, why do I want an xbox again?

    • XanderZane41

      Probably because they will run better on XB1/Scorpio overall.

  • DevilDogA99

    For those trying to figure out why this is a big deal for Scorpio and not PS4 Pro, the answer is simple. Sony had and continues to put out several exclusive games. We are all worried about Microsoft right now. Were gamers, we want games and we want to feel like our purchased console was worth it.

  • iEatNapkinz

    Not a big deal. PS4 Pro didn’t have any exclusive titles when it launched. The thing that can possibly hurt MS is the price point. No company, no matter how much it’s worth/money it makes, wants to take a loss on hardware at launch. PS3 is a prime example on how that can backfire. Although Sony made up an unbelievable amount of ground from launch day of PS3 to the intro of the next gen cycle by selling more consoles than the 360, it hurt them tremendously at the beginning.

    MS has said that they’re selling the Scorpio as a “Premium” choice for a console. Regardless, they’re hoping to sell millions upon millions of these things. If the price is at $399 or $449, they could be sitting pretty good for sales projections. If they price it at $499 or $549, they’re going to have a hard time. When the Scorpio is released, I can definitely see Sony dropping the price on the Pro to $349 with 2 games or $299 standard issue. One major thing that can hurt MS is if Sony makes a bundle for the PS4 Slim Bundled with a PSVR for $399 or less, especially if the Scorpio sells at $499+. Ultimately, MS is going to have to have some sort of Exclusive/s to sell this new piece of hardware in order to compete


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